Sony DT 35mm F1.8 SAM A-mount lens review by Seakayem
|Seakayem#11777 date: Apr-18-2014|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Minolta AF 28mm f/2.8|
Minolta AF 50mm f/1.7
|price paid:||A$220 new|
|positive:||Sharp throughout the range|
Cheap as chips
Nice wide aperture
Normal aspect on APS-C
|negative:||Nothing at the price point|
One thing actually - if you buy a full frame camera this will be incompatible due to severe vingetting.
|comment:||A 35mm lens on APS-C sensor gives almost exactly normal perspective (52.5mm equivalent on full frame). For that reason alone, a good 35mm lens makes sense if you are shooting on a crop sensor.|
And then Sony drops this number - it's fast, it's sharp, it's light, it has a very close focal distance and it's cheap. If you have a crop sensor a-mount Sony body, this is an absolute no brainer.
I have used the kit Sony zooms on my a55/a37, Minolta 28mm/2.8 and 50mm/1.7 primes, the Beercan and an M32 Pentacon 135mm/2.8 - the Sony DT 35mm f/1.8 stands out as a light, compact unit ... and did I mention the sharpness?
I have actually not put any other lens on my cameras since I bought this - except in a few performance or situation specific circumstances.
Get one, now.